Mr. Lee Hayes, who grew up in Amagansett, NY, describes his experiences of being among the first African-Americans to train and serve in the Army Air Corps during WWII, providing a glimpse back to a vital time in US History.
Wendell Scott: First African-American Elected to NASCAR Hall of Fame
One of Danville's most famous native sons has a face that is recognizable not only among scholars of black history, but also among longtime NASCAR fans. Thats because Wendell Scott is known as the man who broke the color barrier in stock car racing - and he did so in 1963 when he became the first (and still the only) black driver to win a race in what is now the Sprint Cup Series.
Opening Night for 100th Season of Karamu House Theater
Actors rehearse a scene from 'It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues' in preparation for the opening night of 100th season at the Karamu House Theater in Ohio, the oldest African American theater in the United States.
Convictions Erased for South Carolina Civil Rights Protestors
The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.
Rare color footage of Malcolm X appearing on a television show in Chicago called "City Desk" on March 17, 1963. "My father didn't know his last name. My father got his last name from his grandfather and his grandfather got it from his grandfather who got it from the slavemaster.